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Date: 2/13/2007

Title: Penn State Wins 2007 Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl

DENVER - Penn State University was named the national winner of the 2007 National Cattlemen’s Foundation National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl, held February 2 in Nashville. Regional championship teams from Michigan State University, Texas A&M University and Utah State University also competed.  Teams earned the privilege of competing in the finals at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville by winning their American Society of Animal Science section’s competition of the Academic Quadrathlon.

The members of this year’s winning Penn State team are Debbie McAllister, Ben Cloninger, Kyle Grim and Douglas Sattazahan. Dr. Dan Kniffen serves as team advisor. Dr. David Ames, professor at Colorado State University and former president of the American Society of Animal Science, served as the event moderator.

During the head-to-head, double elimination competition, students answer a series of questions about all aspects of beef cattle and the beef industry. The range of questions can include physiology, nutrition, reproduction, meat science, basic production information and current events affecting the beef industry. The National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl continues to develop future leaders by engaging them in competition and presenting the contestants with the opportunity to be a part of the Cattle Industry Annual Convention.  The Quiz Bowl is a joint program of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the American Society of Animal Science.

Note: Photos of the Quiz Bowl winner and three regional winners are available on request.

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